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Fine Art Touch Website Launched on 09-29-2006

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Nashville, Tennessee - September 29, 2006 - Harness House Publishing announced today that its newest web site, Fine Art Touch, is now online.

The site, located at, is an art history website which examines the phenomenon that was Italian Renaissance Art, featuring articles by art historian Brenda Harness.  Complex factors present in Italian culture prior to, during, and shortly after the Renaissance are examined through the lives and works of historically prominent artists and events of the time.

"We're excited about being able to offer this information-based website which explores Italian Renaissance Art," Mrs. Harness said.

Articles on the site touch on works from Renaissance giants such as Michelangelo and Leonardo to lesser-known artists such as Verrocchio and Perugino. The articles include images of the artwork to help the reader better understand the work being discussed.

 "I hope that readers will find this website to be educational and inspire them to learn more about the art and artists who have so profoundly influenced our own aesthetic sensibilities," said Mrs. Harness.

Fine Art Touch will be continuously updated with articles and news related to Italian Renaissance art. Other areas on the site include a glossary of art terms, summaries of news items about all types of art, and recommended reading.

About Brenda Harness
Brenda Harness received a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from Columbus University, Columbus, Georgia. She subsequently moved to Nashville, Tennessee with her family to accept a scholarship to Vanderbilt University Graduate School, where she received a Master's Degree in Art History with an emphasis in Italian Renaissance Art.

As an art historian and former teacher, she has lectured in the university system and taught art K-12 in the public school system. She has a life-long interest in fine art, and she is a practicing artist. Her watercolor paintings and drawings can be found in private collections. Currently, she writes about a variety of topics pertaining to art and art history.

About Harness House Publishing
Harness House Publishing also publishes art prints of significant historical Middle Tennessee homes, including The Hermitage, Belmont Mansion and others.


Brenda Harness
Harness House Publishing
PO Box 120844
Nashville, TN 37212


Harness House Publishing announces that its newest web site, Fine Art Touch, is now online

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